The Girl Who Played Go

Titre : The Girl Who Played Go
Auteur : Shan Sa
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307428677
Libération : 2007-12-18

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As the Japanese military invades 1930s Manchuria, a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age. Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing the game of go with strangers in a public square--and yet the force of desire, like the occupation, proves inevitable. Unbeknownst to the girl who plays go, her most worthy and frequent opponent is a Japanese soldier in disguise. Captivated by her beauty as much as by her bold, unpredictable approach to the strategy game, the soldier finds his loyalties challenged. Is there room on the path to war for that most revolutionary of acts: falling in love? From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sunday of Life

Titre : The Sunday of Life
Auteur : Raymond Queneau
Éditeur : New Directions Publishing
ISBN-13 : 0811206459
Libération : 1977

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The Sunday of Life, the late Raymond Queneau's tenth novel, was first published in French by Gallimard in 1951 and is now appearing for the first time in this country. In the ingenuous ex-Private Valentin Bru, the central figure in The Sunday of Life, Queneau has created that oddity in modern fiction, the Hegelian naif. Highly self-conscious yet reasonably satisfied with his lot, imbued with the good humor inherent in the naturally wise, Valentin meets the painful nonsense of life's adventures with a slightly bewildered detachment.

A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake

Titre : A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake
Auteur : Joseph Campbell
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1608681661
Libération : 2013

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Countless would-be readers of Finnegans Wake — James Joyce’s 1939 masterwork, on which he labored for a third of his life — have given up after a few pages and “dismissed the book as a perverse triumph of the unintelligible.” In 1944, a young professor of mythology and literature named Joseph Campbell, working with novelist and poet Henry Morton Robinson, wrote the first guide to understanding the fascinating world of Finnegans Wake. Page by page, chapter by chapter, A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake outlines the basic action of Joyce’s book, simplifies and clarifies the complex web of images and allusions, and provides an understandable, continuous narrative from which the reader can venture out on his or her own. This edition includes a foreword and updates by Joyce scholar Dr. Edmund L. Epstein that add the context of sixty subsequent years of scholarship.

ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese

Titre : ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese
Auteur : Axel Schuessler
Éditeur : University of Hawaii Press
ISBN-13 : 9780824829759
Libération : 2007-01

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This is the first genuine etymological dictionary of Old Chinese written in any language. As such, it constitutes a mile-stone in research on the evolution of the Sinitic language group. Whereas previous studies have emphasized the structure of the Chinese characters, this pathbreaking dictionary places primary emphasis on the sounds and meanings of Sinitic roots. Based on more than three decades of intensive investigation in primary and secondary sources, this completely new dictionary places Old Chinese squarely within the Sino-Tibetan language family (including close consideration of numerous Tiberto-Burman languages), while paying due regard to other language families such as Austroasiatic, Miao-Yao (Hmong-Mien), and Kam-Tai. Designed for use by nonspecialists and specialists alike, the dictionary is highly accessible, being arranged in alphabetical order and possessed of numerous innovative lexicographical features.

Religion of the Semites Ppr

Titre : Religion of the Semites Ppr
Auteur : William Robertson Smith
Éditeur : Transaction Publishers
ISBN-13 : 1412832993
Libération : 1907

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Scottish Semiticist and Arabist William Robertson Smith was a celebrated biblical critic, theorist of religion, and theorist of myth. His accomplishments were multiple. Smith's German mentors reconstructed the history of Israelite religion from the Bible itself; Smith ventured outside the Bible to Semitic religion and thereby pioneered the comparative study of religion. Where others viewed religion from the standpoint of the individual, Smith approached religion-at least ancient religion-from the standpoint of the group. He asserted that ancient religion was centrally a matter of practice, not creed, and singlehandedly created the ritualist theory of myth. Since Smith's time, the ritualist theory of myth has found adherents not only in biblical studies but in classics, anthropology, and literature as well. Smith's accomplishments are seen most fully in Religion of the Semites, adapted from a number of public lectures he gave at Aberdeen, and first published in 1889. Smith delivered three courses of lectures over three years. It is this set that is reprinted here. Only recently were the notes for the second and third courses of lectures discovered and published. Religion of the Semites combines extraordinary philological erudition with brilliant theorizing. Among the fundamental emphases of the book are the foci on sacrifice as the key ritual and non-ancient sacrifice as communion with God rather than as penance for sin. Most important is Smith's use of the comparative method: he uses cross-cultural examples from other "primitive peoples" to confirm his reconstruction from Semitic sources. Smith combines pioneering sociology and anthropology with a staunchly Christian faith. For him, Christianity is an expression of divine revelation. For Smith, only continuing revelation can account for the leap from the collective, ritualistic, and materialistic nature of ancient Semitic religion to the individualistic, creedal, and spiritualized nature of Christianity. Lectures on the Religion of the Semites manages to meld social science with theology, and remains a classic work in the social scientific study of religion.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

Titre : The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Auteur : Ramakrishna
Éditeur : Ramakrishna Vivekanada Center
ISBN-13 : UVA:X004904977
Libération : 1942-01-01

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A first-hand biographical record, written by a disciple, presents the teachings and mystical experiences of Sri Ramakrishna, the 19th century guru who inspired a renewal of Hindu spirituality.

Symbols of Islam

Titre : Symbols of Islam
Auteur : Malek Chebel
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0760742383
Libération : 2003

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Provides meaning, history, and cultural significance to twenty-two Islamic symbols taken from its doctrine and architecture.

Early Chinese Texts

Titre : Early Chinese Texts
Auteur : Michael Loewe
Éditeur : University of California Inst of East
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105006081249
Libération : 1993

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Michael Loewe A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Early Chinese Texts Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Vietnam

Titre : Vietnam
Auteur : Melanie Beresford
Éditeur : Pinter Pub Ltd
ISBN-13 : 0861874498
Libération : 1988

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Melanie Beresford A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Vietnam Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

A Place for Ben

Titre : A Place for Ben
Auteur : Jeanne Titherington
Éditeur : Greenwillow Books
ISBN-13 : 0688170641
Libération : 1999-08-24

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When his baby brother is moved into his bedroom, Ben goes elsewhere in search of a place of his own but finds himself longing for company of some kind.